Masahiko HARADA

Japan JPN

Ski Jumping

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Salt Lake City 2002
  • Year of Birth
    1968
Olympic Results

Biography

Masahiko HARADA

A two time World Champion (1993, 1997), Masahiko Harada is best remembered for his performances in team competitions at the 1994 and 1998 Olympics. At Lillehammer, the Japanese team was leading the competition with just one jump to go. Harada, the team's best jumper, only needed a sub-par jump to grab the gold. Having jumped 122.0 m in the first round, he landed after only 97.5 m, and Japan moved down to second place. Four years later, competing before a home crowd at Nagano, Harada again flunked in his first attempt, dragging his team down from first to fourth place. But he redeemed himself in the second round with a massive 137 m jump, enough for the gold, Japan's first in the sport since 1972. Masahiko Harada continued his career until 2006, although he spent his last years on the minor Continental and Grand Prix circuit. He retired after his last Olympic appearance ended during qualification, and became a trainer for the factory team he represented throughout his career, Snow Brand Milk.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#AC r1/2
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#=20
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
#20
Large Hill, Individual
Large Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
#5
Large Hill, Team
Large Hill, Team Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#5
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
B
Large Hill, Individual
Large Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
G
Large Hill, Team
Large Hill, Team Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#55
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
#13
Large Hill, Individual
Large Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
S
Large Hill, Team
Large Hill, Team Ski Jumping
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#14
Normal Hill, Individual
Normal Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
#4
Large Hill, Individual
Large Hill, Individual Ski Jumping
#4
Large Hill, Team
Large Hill, Team Ski Jumping